“No, it takes a certain type of person that’s willing to give up everything to go after what they want. I’ve lost relationships, I’ve slept in a car just traveling around spreading my music, and I quit my day job. Everything I do is to step up the ladder.”
Check out the interview with Bezzel exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Bezzel: It all just started by recording on a cheap Logitech computer mic over the top of MP3 industry beats. I used to rap people’s verses at school and I could imitate the way they sounded perfectly. I started doing original music and it caught on in my high school. I took a break for about 5 years to do drugs and got myself clean. 2.5 years ago and started opening and touring with national acts; most notably, Lil Wayne, Tyga, and Tech n9ne.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
The best way to promote myself as an artist is to make people like me as a person first and that directly translates into them understanding and liking my music even more so. I’m really personal with everyone I meet and I never act like I’m above anybody because nobody likes a douche bag.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I want to headline some arena tours of my own that is my goal!
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
The hardest thing about it is the fact that you have to deal with sifting through the BS that people tell you all the time
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
The music scene is very tight knit and clicky. No one will fuck with you until you prove yourself. It’s kind of like high school. Until you throw that dope party or say some cool shit nobody will fuck with you because they already have their group of friends.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Just stay in your own lane and if you’re not willing to live in your car and eat canned food just to pursue your goal then it’s not even worth it to just do it as a hobby.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
I got to open for Lil Wayne at Xfinity Arena which was dope. I plan to do bigger things.
What is your inspiration?
My inspiration is just to accomplish things that people don’t even consider as a possibility. When someone says I can’t inspires me more than someone telling me they’re proud of me
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
No, it takes a certain type of person that’s willing to give up everything to go after what they want. I’ve lost relationships, I’ve slept in a car just traveling around spreading my music, and I quit my day job. Everything I do is to step up the ladder. I’m not satisfied on the top rung.